Alas, the budgetary axe eventually fell on both the Steeljaws ('96) and Wing 12 ('05) so it would appear that would be the last time GE will fly on a Hawkeye...
P.S. Hey Boom -- SH is taken by VMFAT-101...
Notes and commentary on things present, reflections on a career in naval aviation and serendipitous items as strike me at the moment...
Fate is the Hunter by Ernest K. Gann
...and too many pathetic Power Point briefs (but that is redundant)
Read in 2007:The Minimum Means of Reprisal: China's Search for Security in the Nuclear Age by Jeffrey Lewis (aka ArmsControlWonk)
Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces by Pavel Podvig
Clash of the Carriers: The Battle of the Phillipine Sea by Barett Tillman
Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado
Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945 by Evan Thomas
JP 3-01: Countering Air and Missile Threats (05 Feb 07) Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy by Ian Toll
Favorites of 2006:Guests of the Ayatollah by Mark Bowden
DEFCON-2 by Norman Polmar
Shattered Sword by Johnathan Parshall and Anthony Tully